Happy Monday everyone! As you're reading this newsletter, I am either driving down to New Orleans or I may have pulled over by the time you read this exclamation point or, I may be in the New Orleans by the time you finally get a chance to take a moment for yourself and look at this blog. Either way, thank you so much for taking a few moments and spending it with me. That in fact is our topic. Taking a few moments for yourself.
Now I have not been on an actual vacation since 2018 probably. I know we lost the entire year of 2020, and then barely started getting life back to normal in 2021 (whatever normal truly means), but even without those missing two years, I still hadn't taken a real vacation. I had taken some three and four day weekends sure. but to actually unplug from at least 85% of life as I know it, has not been a part of my life for the last four to five years.
That is sad. Please don’t do the same to yourself.
It is incredibly important to our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health for us to take the time to rejuvenate and regenerate. Sometimes that means taking more than just one or two days to do so. Sometimes that means taking 5 to 7 days to just lay it all down. Sometimes that means 5 to 7 days where you're actually having fun (what's that?)! I mean can you imagine right now what just having fun for a few days would look like? Can you imagine not being focused on work or family obligations or adulting for a few solid days?
I know I couldn't.
I couldn't conceive of just walking away period of just having fun period of not stressing about anything at all period to just focus on smiling and laughing and experiencing new things and seeing the world through the lens of joy. That sounds pretty dismal doesn't it? You might be questioning how in the world I've been able to do what I've been able to do without actually taking a break? And if I'm going to be very honest with you right now, I am questioning how I've been able to do what I've been able to do without taking a break!
Now I will say this to you. I am much, much better at carving out time for self care on a regular basis at home. I like you still have to push myself to set aside time for meditation and rejuvenation at home mind you. I'm no different than you dash I'm human too with responsibilities that must be cared for and that sometimes get in the way of my responsibility to myself. It's not that I don't deal with the same issues. It is that I have learned to have great compassion for myself well I'm handling those issues. I don't beat myself up if I haven't had the opportunity to meditate for more than 15 minutes, and I don't beat myself up if I can't get everything I intended to get done in one day done. In fact, I don't beat myself up at all anymore. Which is kind of nice.
But I digress. Right now, as you're reading this, I am on an actual vacation! I'll be doing little things here and there to share that experience with you, but instead of it being work it is actually sharing my experiences. So that you can feel the same energy that I feel, experience the joys that I'm experiencing, and hopefully experiencing the ascension and awakening that I am experiencing all at the same time. You see I understand that this coming week is so much more than just driving down to New Orleans and meeting up with my best friend in the flesh finally. This is really about achieving a deeper connection with myself. It is about choosing two not have to have absolute and utter control over every aspect of my world (well really my 3D World), but instead to be guided by the inner and outer knowing and awareness consciousness that has existed for eternity.
I am going on this trip without expectation or plan really. I am going on this trip and allowing my divine being to fully take the lead and be in the forefront without guilt or shame. Without worrying about the business, the house, the grandkids, the cats, and everything else that seems to be of such great importance on a day to day basis. It is hard for me to put into words just what this vacation means to me and what growth I know will come of it. The best I can do is to say that this week alone will allow me to just be me. I am looking forward to getting to know myself and in all new way. And that to me is the definition of self care.
If I can recommend anything to you for this week, it would be to take as much time as you possibly can to just get to know you. This new you that is awakened and ascending and growing spiritually every single minute of every single day. Get to know the new you and then get ready to unveil that person in the world.